Contact: Marnie Somers, Chair
Membership & Communications
Box 1122, Carberry, MB R0K 0H0
Telephone: (204) 834-2479
Fax: (204) 834-3999


The CQHA Board of Directors has the very sad duty to advise our membership
of the passing of our valued Board member and most of all,
dear friend and colleague, Calvyn Loree of Calgary, AB. 


Calvyn Maxwell LOREE 
August 16, 1930 (Roland, MB) - May 9, 2013 (Calgary, AB)

Cal and his wife Rosemarie of Loree Quarter Horses were perhaps best known in American Quarter Horse circles as long time halter horse breeders and owners/exhibitors of such famous horses as:Coosa,  Ima Cool Skip, CRL Shesa Cool Coosa, and Perpetualism. Cal and Rosemarie began showing halter horses in Canada in the 1980s, where they fitted all their horses themselves before asking a local trainer to show them.

After early success, they started showing in the United States, eventually building a facility in Guthrie, OK,  in conjunction with Wayne Halvorson. In 1993, Cal purchased Coosa and Ima Cool Skip, eventually adding Perpetualism to give the barn even more star power. He sold his interest in the Guthrie ranch to Wayne, but Cal and Rosemarie retained mares and continued breeding, achieving a lifetime goal as breeders of 5 time AQHA World Champion mare, CRL Shesa Cool Coosa.

Cal served as a Director of the Canadian Quarter Horse Association since 2001, was involved with the Alberta Quarter Horse Association, and was a director emeritus with the AQHA. He served on the AQHA Studbook and Registration Committee, Youth Committee, and Hall of Fame Committee.

Cal will be greatly missed by his colleagues, many friends and admirers in the American Quarter Horse family. The CQHA Board of Directors sends our sincere condolences to his lovely wife, Rosemarie, his four daughters, Sandra, Sherry, Sharon and Valerie, eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Service is being held at McInnis & Holloway's Park Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta at www.heartandstroke.ca. In living memory of Calvyn, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.

Click this link for the official obituary published in The Calgary Herald from May 11-14, 2013.

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